A Feather in Your Cap

Southwest Feathers

I got the idea for this card on Etsy, but I made it in entirely different colors, and when I was done, I was amazed to realize that it reminded me so much of my Nana!


Her father was from Oklahoma and her mother was from Texas, and she was proud of her Cherokee heritage. She loved all things Native American; art, artifacts, literature, and especially the colors on this card, that I would characterize as having a Southwest influence with the tones of rock, turquoise, sand and sunsets. The feathers just add to the image of something that I know she would have loved.

The Four Feathers stamp set was introduced in the 2014 Holiday catalog, and is still available on page 49 of the 2015 spring Occasions catalog as a carry-over item, with its coordinating Feathers Framelits Dies. Here is another card that I made with these items:

Feathers Thank You

The Four Feathers stamp set and Framelits are quite appealing, and they are economical too; only $10.95 in clear mount and $12.95 for the matching dies. They also come as a bundle. You can still get them through June 2nd, but they are not in the new catalog and will not be available after that date. The Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock, and Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker’s Twine that I used on the first card are all on the Retiring List and will be available only while supplies last. (Update: the Retro Fresh Washi Tape is on the Clearance Rack now for $1.99 while supplies last! Click the link below for that special price.) All other supplies used to make these cards will be available in the new catalog.

Here are a list of supplies used that will be retiring in the next couple of weeks. The Thick Baker’s Twine is on sale for 50% off ($1.75) but all other prices are as listed:

Supply List

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karla Krause-Miller
    May 16, 2015 @ 21:20:06

    Very nice story and history! Great craftsmanship and description of the materials and process!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. valorydegree
    May 17, 2015 @ 00:38:38

    Thank you, Karla! We made the feather card with the Retro Fresh Washi Tape at our Stamp Club meeting today and the ladies really loved it.



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